• Why The Rush To Retire?

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    Many in the pfblog community have a goal in mind – to retire at a young age. Two bloggers want to retire at 50, another says 30, some just want to retire young and wealthy.

    Retire@50 says:

    When I say retire I simply mean that I don’t want to work because I have to. I want to be able to do whatever I choose to do and know that my investments will be providing me with the day to day money I need.

    It doesn’t make sense to me. Why do people go through college and then get a job that merely pays the bills? Whatever happened to “get a job you love, and you’ll never have to work another day in your life?” She and I spent a lot time and money in college and grad school in order to get the education that we wanted so that we could get a job that we love. Maybe I’m just being a stereotypical member of “Generation Y” or “Generation Debt” or some other lame label, but I don’t want to wait until I’m 50 to start “doing the things that I want to do.”

    Why the rush to retirement? Do you really hate to work that much? Please enlighten me.


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